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The Benefits of Community College

As friends receive their college acceptance letters and start planning their lives after high school, living at home and attending community college might not seem nearly as exciting. Although you won't experience late night study sessions with friends in the dorm...

Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, we are often asked, “Is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask which schools will the student apply to?...

Opportunity Knocks: Choosing Career Paths

Years ago, employees prepared for one career with one company and retired after 30 years of working for that company. Today, there are no guarantees when it comes to a job, no promises that you will be employed with a company until you’re ready to move on. The more...

The Sky’s the Limit: Self-Assessment and Career Exploration

It's never too early to daydream about your future career. Remember in elementary school when you sported a white doctor’s coat with a stethoscope and pretended to treat patients or taught your favorite subject to a group of imaginary students? In middle school you...

SAT/ACT Grammar Rules

The writing section of the SAT or English section of the ACT both require a strong understanding of grammar and usage rules. On the SAT, the Standard English Conventions questions test students on grammar to include verbs, punctuation (comma, colon, apostrophe, etc.),...

The Remedy for Senioritis

There’s a disease called senioritis, and we hear it’s contagious. It usually peaks around February of senior year, after early decision acceptance letters have been opened and college plans confirmed. Symptoms include a lack of motivation, decreased attention to...

Regroup for More Success and Less Stress This School Year

As winter drags on and first semester is behind us, it’s easy to lose that motivation that you started the year with. It’s around this time that we start to see a breakdown in the homework routine leading to overwhelmed students that are struggling to catch back up or...

Reading Between the Lines: Tips for Success on the SAT & ACT Reading

Reading at least 15 minutes a day improves your reading skills… and your test scores. In fact, the results of a nationally normed reading comprehension test revealed a 30 point difference between high schoolers that read every day and those that did not.* Read on for...

Adding it Up: Tricks & Traps for the SAT & ACT Math

The beauty of algebra lies in the simplicity of one correct answer (and only one!). Not only is the answer to a math question either correct or incorrect, there’s objective reasoning to back it up. Keep these tips and tricks in mind when sitting for the math section...

How to Select AP Classes

Honors, or pre-AP, classes differ from regular classes in that they are generally faster paced and often dive deeper into subject content. Some schools offer honors classes freshman through senior year, although many cut the honors version of a course if the...

The Benefits of Community College

As friends receive their college acceptance letters and start planning their lives after high school, living at home and attending community college might not seem nearly as exciting. Although you won't experience late night study sessions with friends in the dorm...

read more

Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, we are often asked, “Is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask which schools will the student apply to?...

read more

SAT/ACT Grammar Rules

The writing section of the SAT or English section of the ACT both require a strong understanding of grammar and usage rules. On the SAT, the Standard English Conventions questions test students on grammar to include verbs, punctuation (comma, colon, apostrophe, etc.),...

read more

The Remedy for Senioritis

There’s a disease called senioritis, and we hear it’s contagious. It usually peaks around February of senior year, after early decision acceptance letters have been opened and college plans confirmed. Symptoms include a lack of motivation, decreased attention to...

read more

5 Reasons PSAT Scores Matter

The PSAT test is more than just a trial run for the SAT; there are many benefits to taking this test. Although your scores aren't viewed by college admissions reps, the PSAT offers helpful insight into your test taking and academic abilities, as well as a potential...

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Addressing Conflict in the Classroom

Some teachers are easy to click with. They inspire and encourage, teaching you not only about a subject but about life. You genuinely look forward to their class and might even seek them out for advice. On the other hand, some teachers aren't as easy to connect with....

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Changes to the ACT

Changes are coming to the ACT! Starting September 2020, high school students sitting for the ACT can retake individual test sections as opposed to the entire test. For example, a student who scored high on the math and science sections but low on the reading and...

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College Roadmap

"Overwhelming" is the number one word we hear to describe the college admissions process. Since every choice matters when it comes to college admissions, the weight of a single choice can feel excruciating. Our goal at Tri-Ed Tutoring is to take that weight off your...

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Free Money for College

Who doesn't want free money for college tuition, textbooks, and living expenses? That's exactly what you get when you are offered, or awarded, an academic scholarship or grant. Scholarships are typically awarded based on merit; if you've excelled in academics,...

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